Joshua Boone - Bill Marcel
Joshua Boone is a native of Portsmouth, Virginia and a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA in Theatre Performance. Some of his credits include Felony Friday (NY Fringe Encores), Cutman: A Boxing Musical (Goodspeed), Well (Barksdale), Thunder and Lightning (staged reading), A Raisin in the Sun, Smokey Joe’s Café, Ain’t Misbehavin’. He is excited to be a part of the cast for Central Avenue Breakdown and the amazing journey the show is on. Many thanks to God, family, friends, Professional Artists, and Stevie Wonder. Always grateful for an opportunity.
Albert Christmas - William Marcel
Albert is honored to appear at DIMF and to perform again in Asia after Directing/Choreographing …ooh, the action in Taipei, Taiwan. His U.S. TV appearances include Blue Bloods (CBS) and Light's Out (FX). On the Broadway stage: Tony-winning musical Ragtime, Original Cast; New York City Opera at Lincoln Center: Emmy-winning Porgy and Bess; Toni Morrison’s Margaret Garner. New York stages: starred as Rus, HERE Arts; Purity, P.S. 122; The Contract, Kraine Theatre; Pecan Tan, Kitchen Theatre; Damn Yankees, Westchester Broadway. Regional: Home, North Carolina Stage; Carnival, South Pacific, Peter Pan, Paper Mill Playhouse. Love to my CAB colleagues and Sherry and Jerry. AEA member. Xiao!
Rebecca LaChance - Jane Brooks
Rebecca is overjoyed to be back with the team on Central Avenue after premiering the role of Jane in the New York Music Theatre Festival in 2011. Previous credits include the Broadway Rising Stars and Broadway by the Year Concerts at Town Hall, the NY International Fringe Festival, and a national tour with Theatreworks USA. BFA, NYU Tisch (Playwrights Horizons Theater School, Experimental Theater Wing). Many thanks to friends, family, the Roster, and of course, the cast and creative team. As always, for Mom.
Rod Lawrence - Jim Marcel
Rod is STOKED to be making his South Korea debut, and grateful to be able to dive into it with an awesome new work! He is coming up on almost 8 months since first moving to the big bad apple, and couldn't be happier with his progress so far. He is currently in a life long, on-going love affair with his guitar, listening, creating and art. Favorite credits include; Youth in PASSING STRANGE(Playhouse Square), Buddy/Snake in the regional premiere of Suzan-Lori Parks' BOOK OF GRACE(Cleveland Public Theatre), Jeff Bowen in the regional premiere of [title of show](Playhouse Square), Mr.Black in Lippa's the WILD PARTY, and the roles of Simon, Rex and Jesse in Tanya Barfield's BLUE DOOR(Dobama Playhouse).Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music BM in Music Theatre. Thanks to Central Avenue Breakdown Casting, Writing, and Directing teams for allowing me to join you on your journey. Endless love&gratitude to the dopest mom in the world, Angie D, Older Rod(pops), Evan, Shelby, Aunt C&B, Cousins, Gma, Vicky, Scott, random NY street prayer givers, mom's friends, awesome friends, and my best, Jonathan Walker White.
Stacey Sargeant - Martha Marcel
STACEY SARGEANT is thrilled to be a part of Central Avenue Breakdown and in South Korea! Some of her theater credits include the role of “Esther” in Intimate Apparel (Two River Theater Company), Legally Blonde: The Musical (1st National Tour); Passing Strange, Two Gentlemen of Verona (The Public Theater); The Exonerated (Off-Broadway); Damn Yankees, Purlie (City Center Encores!); Eclipsed (Yale Rep.), George C. Wolfe’s Harlem Song (Harlem’s Apollo Theater); Little Ham (AUDELCO Award nomination); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (McCarter Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse); Kiss Me, Kate (Paper Mill Playhouse); The Color Purple (Alliance Theater); Rent (Weston Playhouse). Her television appearances include Gossip Girl, Glee, Law & Order: SVU and Guiding Light. She is the producer, director, and editor of the award winning short documentary, Though I’m Not Perfect, her debut film about the physical and psychological dangers of the ballet world on young girls. For more info, please visit www.thoughimnotperfect.com.
Juson Williams - Club Owner
Juson Williams is a Two Time Audelco Award Winner, as well as, a Midtown International Theatre Festival Award Winner. His New york credits include "The Wiz" with Ashanti, "Stormy Weather" with Leslie Uggams, "Smokey Joe's Cafe" with Gladys Knight, and "It Ain't Nothin But The Blue's" Juson is excited to be apart of history with this piece. He is happy to be in the right place at the right time doing the right thing with the right people. God is amazing...
Kimberly Dora Exum - Gladys/Ensemble
Kimberly Dora Exum was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. She began performing at age 12 at the Arena Players Youtheatre in downtown Baltimore, the oldest running black theatre in the nation. Kimberly earned a BFA in Theatre Performance at Virginia Commonwealth University. At VCU, Kimberly was awarded the fortunate opportunity to play diverse roles including, Roxie Hart in "Chicago", Lady in Pink in "For Colored Girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf", and was even able to develop her own solo performance show, "Brown Girl, Joy in Showing". Outside of performing Kimberly loves to write poetry, travel, and explore her new home New York City!!!
Sheldon Henry - Reggie/Ensemble
Sheldon is a native New Yorker. BFA from The Hartt School of Music. Recent credits: South Pacific National Tour (Seabee, U/S Henry) Tommy (specialist, Harmonica player), Parade (Newt Lee), All Shook Up, Anything Goes (Sailor), and Buddy Holly (Apollo Singer). Sheldon performed with some of the world’s best tap-dancers and traveled the world with the Boys Choir of Harlem. He would like to say thank you to his family, friends and is privileged to be a part of the Central Avenue Breakdown cast.
Sheila Jones - Ensemble Dancer
Sheila Jones is very excited to be making her South Korean debut! She received her BFA in Music Theatre from Florida State University and is currently living in New York City. Favorite credits: Nala in Festival of the Lion King (Hong Kong Disneyland), Demeter (Cats), Sarah (Ragtime), Ensemble (Oklahoma!). Thank you family and friends!
Britton Smith - Ensemble
Dallas,Texas native Britton Smith, is thrilled to work with the cast of Central Avenue Breakdown. Britton recently received his BFA Pace University. Regional Theatre Credits: The Buddy Holly Story, Hairspray, Ragtime, Lady Be Good. Workshops: Quanah. Factory Girls. Britton is also a songwriter and enjoys sharing his gift to anyone who will listen or jam out. Love and Gratitude.
Anne Marie Vick - Ensemble Dancer
Anne is so happy to be returning to another round of CAB, and thrilled to be sharing it in Korea! Favorite theatre credits include: A Chorus Line (Bebe), White Christmas (Rhoda), Anything Goes (Virtue), Buddy Holly (Shirley), Chess (Ensemble/Svetlana), High School Musical, All Shook Up, Thoroughly Modern Millie. She is a proud graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, CAP21. Thanks to everyone involved in this amazing project, and to my VIPs.
Jeremiah Zinger - Cop/Producer
Jeremiah is excited to be a part of CAB. His credits include Jerry in The Full Monty (National Tour), Kenickie in Grease (Asian Tour), and numerous regional credits. Television credits include, The Agency, Push Nevada, American Dreams, and One Life To Live. www.jeremiahzinger.com